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What am I, chopped liver?

A semi-serious expression of frustration, anger, or indignation at having been overlooked and/or regarded as inferior. The phrase likely originated as a part of Jewish humor, referring to the serving of chopped liver as a common side dish (thus overlooked in favor of the main course), the taste of which many do not find appealing. A: "Mary is so smart, talented, and creative, I wish she were my best friend!" B: "And what am I then, chopped liver?" They said they wanted to hire someone else for the job. What am I, chopped liver?
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chopped liver

n. someone or something worthless. And who am I? Chopped liver?
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Some menu items are the same as what you get in the store: your chopped liver, your knishes, your pickles and pickled herring.
Her granddaughter, Carol Christian, filled in the picture with her memories of Ruth's cinnamon and chocolate babka, cinnamon toast, cheese and jam blintzes, and chopped liver.
The origins of deli standards, from rye bread and chopped liver, and the establishments which fostered them in America are revealed in a colorful blend of history and recipes.
Several had homemade double-D Magic Marker tattoos, and the Tiger Beat-style news crew zeroed in on him for an impromptu interview while the rest of the team skated the dodgy course like so much chopped liver.
Bur the theory in its orthodox form evades what would seem to be built-in quantifiability by imposing strict ranking so that the optimal form is perfect and everything else is (equally) chopped liver.
He's so in love with his wife that any other woman is just chopped liver.
I had to put my hands into a cavity filled with chopped liver and that wasn't very pleasant.
Back in one of those glorious eons in which the track teams of Southern California were making chopped liver out of all their competition, one of their heralded coaches (probably Dink Templeton or Dean Cromwell) went out on a long and unbelievable limb.
I've even started keeping a little black book, cryptically annotated along the lines of: Cher: hickory; Lorraine Kelly: rhubarb; Kylie Minogue: chopped liver.
The chunky Asian was nominated for eviction for the first time yesterday, and firms were immediately inundated with requests for him to go from clients who think he's chopped liver.
Moreover, the combo is hardly chopped liver, as the expression goes.
After all, building a machine as long as a foot ball field and throwing a 750-mm wide wet web that is only microns thick through it at 60 mph with only a break every two or three days is not exactly chopped liver.
The ability to do all of that is not just chopped liver.
A storage device, however fabulous on the laboratory bench, is chopped liver if it can't be mass-produced.
His next door neighbor, on the other hand, is so excited about the improvements, he's planning an open house complete with little light posts molded out of chopped liver.